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A Quest for “Cannery Row” | thebottomline

A student recently asked me to talk about an “interesting literary experience” with our undergraduate magazine. I shared my quest to find a copy of Cannery Row on Cannery Row: http://postbottomline.com/stories/a-quest-for-cannery-row/

A Quest for “Cannery Row” Nov 26, 2018 | Features, Stories By Thomas Fahy The shops lining the waterfront of Cannery Row cater to a much different clientele than the men who worked in the sardine canning factors of the 1930s and 40s. You’ll find an abundance of sunglasses, year-round Christmas...

1 year ago
RTÉ Radio Player: Radio Just Got Easier

In the mood for some Truman Capote? I recently joined novelist Belinda McKeon and host John Kelly for a discussion about “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Irish National Radio:
http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradiowebpage.html#!rii=b9%5F10754968%5F25499%5F25%2D07%2D2017%5F

The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast

1 year ago
The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV's Top Horror Writers (Television Conversations Series)

I’m excited to announce that the paperback edition of The Writing Dead has just come out! It was such a fun project to do, and I’m still grateful that so many talented television writers gave their time to be interviewed for the book. Many thanks to all of you!

Here is a brief excerpt from my chat with Jim Dunn. Jim came to Hollywood with the intention of writing comedy, but he soon found opportunities to tap into his passion for horror, science-fiction, and fantasy with his work on The Dead Zone and the series Haven, which he co-created with Sam Ernst.

Dunn: It’s funny. We came to Hollywood to do comedy. We sort of stumbled backward into writing hour drama because we always wanted to put more story than would fit into a half-hour format. Sam and I have always been fascinated by issues of identity. The first TV pilot that we sold to ABC was about a town full of people in witness protection. We conceived of this idea and later found out that it actually happened in Orange ... See more

The Writing Dead features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating shows. They include some of television’s biggest names―Carlton Cuse (Lost and Bates Motel), Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies), Davi...

1 year ago
The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV's Top Horror Writers (Television Conversations Series)

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, here is part of my interview with the immensely talented Jane Espenson. Since the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Espenson has worked on a diverse range of shows, including Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Torchwood, and Once Upon a Time. She is also the co-creator, producer, and writer of the comedy webseries Husbands.

Fahy: Once you entered the world of Buffy, you spent a lot of time thinking about vampires. For you, what aspects of the vampire mythology were you most interested in playing with as a writer?

Espenson: I think there is something inherently sexy about vampires as has been remarked on many times—the biting, the overpowering nature, the siring, and such—and there is this sense of succumbing to the seduction of a vampire that is very interesting. But they are also really funny. Here are these powerful creatures with hysterical vulnerabilities like sunlight. That is a fairly funny ... See more

The Writing Dead features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating shows. They include some of television’s biggest names―Carlton Cuse (Lost and Bates Motel), Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies), Davi...

1 year ago
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cast Reunites for 20th Anniversary

Happy Birthday, Buffy! It's the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the landmark series that redefined the genre and gave us a weekly glimpse into the genius of Joss Whedon.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/29/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-reunion-ew-cover/

EW reunites the cast of the iconic series, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, for this week’s cover

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Tom FahyThomas Fahy’s Dining with Madmen: Fat, Food, and the Environment in 1980s Horror grew out of a lifelong passion for horror. His young adult horror novels, Sleepless and The Unspoken, both received American Library Awards for Reluctant Young Readers. His edited collection, The Philosophy of Horror, which the New York Journal of Books called “an intelligently written, perceptive, engrossing work,” has earned high praise in journals, newspapers, and magazines across the country. And The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating shows such as American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, and The X-Files.

Fahy has been interviewed about horror by numerous publications, including Salon, as well as by several radio hosts in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and Malaysia. He has also been a featured guest on several episodes of the Spanish television series Creadores Prodigiosos.

Fahy has written extensively about literature, film, television, and popular culture. He has interviewed Aaron Sorkin and Alan Ball for his edited collections about their work—Considering Aaron Sorkin and Considering Alan Ball—and he has published on subjects ranging from Paris Hilton to Truman Capote and Tracy Letts.

When he needs a break from all things scary, Fahy is a professor of English and director of the Graduate Program in English at Long Island University, Post. He is also a classical pianist and performs regularly with the New York Piano Society. He has recently played concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, and other venues in New York City.

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